Knative Kafka provides integration options for you to use supported versions of the Apache Kafka message streaming platform with OpenShift Serverless. Kafka provides options for event source, channel, broker, and event sink capabilities.

In addition to the Knative Eventing components that are provided as part of a core OpenShift Serverless installation, cluster administrators can install the KnativeKafka custom resource (CR).

Knative Kafka is not currently supported for IBM Z and IBM Power.

The KnativeKafka CR provides users with additional options, such as:

  • Kafka source

  • Kafka channel

  • Kafka broker

  • Kafka sink